Dubai: Emirates SkyCargo, the cargo division of Emirates airline, has made an important operational milestone carrying more than 400,000 tonnes of pharma transported in the last 5 years. The carrier also transported more than 250 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to more than 75 destinations through Dubai.
Five years ago, in September 2016, Emirates SkyCargo launched its dedicated GDP certified pharma handling facility at Dubai International Airport and at the same time unveiling its three-tiered specialised product - Emirates Pharma for the safe and efficient transport of pharmaceuticals.
Emirates SkyCargo has over 20,000 sq. metres of GDP compliant storage and handling space at its hub in Dubai processing close to 200,000 kilos (200 tonnes) of pharmaceuticals every single day comprising vaccines, biologics, medicines for illnesses such as cancer, diabetes and a range of other medical treatments.
Emirates SkyCargo has also worked with ground handlers across more than 35 leading pharma origin and destination airports to ensure high standards of pharma handling from origin to destination.
During the pandemic the carrier deployed an increasing number of cargo only flights on passenger aircraft for the transport of urgently required pharmaceuticals. Between October 2020 and September 2021, Emirates SkyCargo has transported more than 250 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to more than 75 destinations through its hub in Dubai.
As part of the Dubai Vaccine Logistics Alliance, Emirates SkyCargo joined hands with DP World, International Humanitarian City and Dubai Airports to combine expertise and strengths to expedite the movement of vaccines to developing nations through Dubai.
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